Listen, truth does not change, because the God of Truth does not change. Ever. Bower is an example of Post-Modern thinking, a silly man who has no true convictions of truth, just what is convenient at the time and makes life easiest. After all, now that he's 73 and not running for office, he can say whatever he wants, right? Like old age is an excuse for liberalism and compromise?
Romans 1 is still in effect. God is the Judge of all people and HE has already judged sodomy to be damnable as well as harmful to society. God NEVER says that sodomy is "love" nor is it holy and right. It is actually the fruit of hatred toward God. It is utter rebellion against HIM and HIS laws. Sodomy is the epitome of self gratification, not true selfless love which Scripture speaks about (in the Greek, it is "agape" and really only truly known among Christians, as eros (which is what Bowers is referring to when he uses "love") and phileo (brotherly affection). Lust is NOT love, it's self-gratification and is covetousness (thus breaking at least two of the Ten Commandments). Whatever "faith" Bowers has, it's not real, biblical, Christ Jesus-exalting Christian faith, that's for sure.